9 days in Georgia Itinerary

9 days in Georgia Itinerary

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9 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Helen
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Columbus

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hills & Dales Estate (in LaGrange) and Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center (in Locust Grove). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. Philip, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Atlanta trip planner.

Columbus to Atlanta is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbus in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Atlanta, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helen.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trips

Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center, Hills & Dales Estate
Highlights from your plan
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
Food Tours
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing

3
nights
Helen

Helen ©
A taste of Bavaria right in the heart of Georgia's "Historic High Country," Helen houses just 400 residents but hosts over 200 shops that sell everything from handmade sweaters to Christmas ornaments.
Explore Helen's surroundings by going to Brasstown Bald Mountain (in Blairsville), Ellijay (Build an Ark Animal Rescue & Mountain Valley Farm) and Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery (in Talking Rock). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Anna Ruby Falls, get your game on at Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf, hike along Burnt Mountain Preserve Trail, and learn about winemaking at Crane Creek Vineyards.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helen holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to Helen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, Helen is little chillier than Atlanta - with highs of 83°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Helen

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Blairsville, Ellijay, Crane Creek Vineyards, Skylake Galleries, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Build an Ark Animal Rescue ©
Build an Ark Animal Rescue
Anna Ruby Falls ©
Anna Ruby Falls
Brasstown Bald ©
Brasstown Bald

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Savannah is known for historic sites, parks, nightlife, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shop like a local with Savannah Historic District, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Savannah tour itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Helen to Savannah in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In August, Savannah is a bit warmer than Helen - with highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tybee Island, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Ghost & Vampire Tours
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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